• 1723

    A group of migrant steel workers from the Toledo area of Spain were working their passage to the United States, with the intention to sail from Liverpool to New York. They joined Richmond Manufactory where their skills with steel were put to good use replacing the traditional wooden strongboxes with all steel reinforced strongboxes.

  • 1799

    The Richmond Safe Co was set up and was in the family ownership of John R Solomon. The Company supplied the maritime trade between England and the United States with iron banded or iron clad wooden strongboxes and seaman's chests.

  • 1850

    The company name changed to Withy Grove Stores and was used for all three companies based in Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds. We began to design and patent steel safes, strongboxes, fire safes and vaults many of which are still in use today.

  • 1890

    The patents were received for the first stitch bolt safe and double bitted lock.

  • 1991

    Opened sales office in Madrid, Spain

  • 1993

    Opened sales office in New York

  • 1994

    Opened sales office in Nantes, France

  • 1996

    Opened sales office in Koln, Germany

  • 2001

    Opened National Sales, Service and Logistics Centre in Lebanon, Indiana, USA.

  • 2006

    Opened European Logistics and Sales Centre in Dusseldorf, Germany

    Opened sales office in Milan, Italy

  • 2010

    Phoenix is now the largest manufacturer of data safes in Europe with a broad range of products encompassing small domestic data protection products through to the largest Commercial and Banking storage requirements.

    Opened Regional Sales and Service Office in Verteuil sur Charente, France.

Hyperion Series Vault Doors

Strongroom door grade V open

Strongroom door X Explosive & Core Drill open

Strongroom door X Explosive Core Drill

The Phoenix range of vault doors are designed to meet the exacting standards of the banking industry, safe deposit centres, pharmaceutical manufacturers and suppliers, along with any environment where tested and certified protection is required. Phoenix vault doors are certified by the European Fire & Security Group (EFSG) and conform with EN 1143-1 European standards of burglary resistance.

The EN 1143-1 standards are graded according to the level of resistance provided, where Grade 5 takes over 30 times longer than Grade 1 to obtain a breakthrough. Phoenix vault doors offer the following levels of protection:

  • Grade I
  • Grade III, Grade V, Grade VII
  • Grade VIII EX CD, Grade X EX CD, Grade XI EX CD

The higher grades have the additional certification to guard against Explosive (EX) and Core Drill (CD) attack.

Phoenix vault doors provide the perfect partner for our demountable strong-rooms. They can also be supplied to fit into a pre-built or purposely constructed vault. The standard size allows a free opening of 1000mm wide by 2000mm high. Bespoke sizes are also available to accommodate large forklifts or wide pallets. Heights in excess of four metres can be catered for if required, with hinge mechanisms designed to take the extra load.

Grille gates and emergency doors

To accompany our vault doors, we provide beautiful internal aluminium grille gates to suit. Emergency doors are also available in smaller sizes for emergency access.

Phoenix vault doors are designed for use with our vaults and strong rooms. Phoenix also supply the Pandora Series safety deposit lockers for high level security within a vault or strongroom.

Phoenix offers a complete design and build service to our customers, including guidance as to the correct locks to secure your strong-room.


Safe deposit boxes

Case Study

We manufactured shipped and installed a grade X EX CD demountable strong-room fully tested and certified to ECBS standards. This grade of vault offers a bank grade of protection with the added security of explosive (EX) and Core Drill (CD) certification.

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Richard Matthews

Richard Matthews is our expert in providing vault doors and strong rooms here at Phoenix.

Richard has a wealth of experience in designing and managing the installation of vaults to all types of customers. He has been in the safe security industry for nearly forty years and has organised many and varied projects, from the first architects plans through to the finished vault.

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